Software Development Projects: Estimation of Cost and Effort (A Manager's Digest).
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research focuses on the principles upon which models have been, and may be, constructed for estimating cost and effort in software development projects. A definition of and factors influencing software engineering economics is presented. The major phases and activities of the software lifecycle are described. Effort, time and cost estimation is analyzed. A presentation is then given of some widely used models for estimating cost and effort. Critical factors which must be considered when constructing a model for estimating cost and effort in software development projects are then presented. The authors summarize by citing areas that require more attention if cost and effort estimates are to be further improved. Author
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Programming and Software